Dartmouth VIVO is a web application that enables the discovery of research and scholarship across disciplines. Connect. Share. Discover.


Supported by SYNERGY, Dartmouth VIVO builds on the data in the current Geisel Faculty Database website and offers opportunities for discovering who is doing what in scholarship – tools used in grant development, team-building, mentoring, and social network analysis. Our local implementation of VIVO, a member-supported, open source software and ontology for representing scholarship, Dartmouth VIVO creates a connected, integrated record of the scholarly work at Geisel, ready for reporting, visualization, and analysis. VIVO supports browsing and a search function which returns faceted results for rapid retrieval of desired information. Content in a VIVO installation may be maintained manually, brought into VIVO in automated ways from local systems of record, such as HR, grants, course, and faculty activity databases, or from database providers such as publication aggregators and funding agencies.

VIVO is one of a suite of open technology projects supported by DuraSpace, an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access to digital data. VIVO is supported with in-kind contributions of development resources and financial donations through the DuraSpace Membership Program, which includes Dartmouth College among the 150+ institutions and organizations that help support VIVO and other DuraSpace projects.

Intended Audience

  • Basic scientists
  • Clinicians
  • Librarians, Information Science people
  • Administrators
  • Students

Publications and Presentations

Jacobson, Rodney (2017): Importing, Exporting, and Updating VIVO Data. Slides for talk given at VIVO Conference 2017, New York, NY. figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5280007.v1 Retrieved: 14:07, Aug 08, 2017 (GMT)

Jacobson, R., & Das, A. K. (2016). An Open Source Tool to Verify and Import Publication Data into VIVO. Poster Presented at the VIVO Conference 2016, Denver, CO. figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3810801.v1 Retrieved: 15:38, Aug 08, 2017 (GMT)


Supported by The Dartmouth Clinical and Translational Science Institute , under award number UL1TR001086 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).